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Climate Communications


Climate Communications


Connect4Climate - COP24: Stepping Up Climate Action


At the global climate summit COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Connect4Climate wanted to shine a light on the different ways that people are stepping up for climate action and help amplify the call to step up and act. All videos were filmed and edited by me during the two weeks of the conference.

Filmed at the Global Climate Action Summit in California

Screened at High Level Climate Education Event at COP24

Launched on Young and Future Generations Day at COP24

To capture key messages coming out of COP24, we also filmed and gathered soundbites and created short quote videos

UN Global Compact - Global Goals in Action

directed, Filmed & EDITED BY KAIA ROSE

The UN Global Compact wanted to create a series of videos celebrating the business leaders in their network taking strong action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. When they held their annual SDG Business Forum in Summer 2018, I filmed interviews at the UNTV studios with key CEOs and Sustainability Chiefs from companies attending the summit. Editing these stories together with B-Roll from the Forum and footage from the companies’ archives, these videos aim to help inspire other companies to join the UN Global Compact and engage a new audience in the ways that business is supporting the UN’s Agenda 2030.

Connect4Climate - IFC Climate Business Forum

videos directed, EDITED & filmed BY KAIA ROSE, livestreams & ANIMATION BY DANI TINEZ

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) held its annual Climate Business Forum in Vienna, Austria, where Connect4Climate supported the comms team by running a full digital media zone with livestreamed interviews, put together a Recap Video of the two day conference, and created a quick turnaround call to action video on the first day so that it could close the forum.

Connect4Climate - 6th GEF Assembly

videos directed, EDITED & filmed BY KAIA ROSE, livestreams & ANIMATION BY DANI TINEZ

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) had its 6th Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam, where Connect4Climate supported the communications team by running a full digital media zone with nonstop livestreamed interviews, created a Recap Video of the entire assembly, accompanying the CEO on a field trip to a Small Grants Programme project on the nearby Cham Island, and releasing a series of short shareable soundbites from key interviews conducted at the conference.

6th GEF Assembly Recap Video, directed & edited by Kaia Rose

Soundbite with Michele Bachelet, Former President of Chile

Small Grants Programme video: directed, filmed & edited by Kaia Rose

Live interview with Erik Solheim at the #GEFLive Digital Media Zone

Connect4Climate - Innovate4Climate 2018


Innovate4Climate is about tapping the ideas and ingenuity of a growing community of business, finance, technology, civil society and policy leaders and increasing their role in driving climate action.  At the 2018 conference in Frankfurt, Germany, the Connect4Climate team created a 24-hour turnaround video that was used to close the second day of the conference.  After the conference, we also put together a full recap video to capture key takeaways and drive momentum.

Connect4Climate - #SEforAll Forum 2018

directed, EDITED & filmed BY KAIA ROSE

The 2018 Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Forum was held in Lisbon, Portugal, and gathered together sustainable energy leaders from all over the world to work together on achieving SDG 7.  The Connect4Climate team livestreamed sessions, conducted interviews, and created a 24-hour turnaround video that was used to open and close the final day of the conference.  We then put together a full recap video for SE4All to use in their promotional materials.

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) - #CarbonPricingLeaders video series


Editing together interviews in the CPLC archive, I created a script for this three minute animation.  I then collaborated with Dani Martinez, an animator in Spain, to come up with the visual style for this series of films and conceptualize the scene-by-scene action of each video. We intentionally created an animation style that would allow us to do quick turnaround videos after key events.

Connect4Climate - #Film4Climate


The #Film4Climate initiative aims to use the power of storytelling and filmmaking to raise awareness about climate solutions and inspire audiences worldwide to act on climate.  By partnering with film festivals like Cannes and Guadalajara, Film4Climate supports filmmakers, especially young ones, in telling climate stories and encourages filmmakers to adopt sustainable production practices throughout the filmmaking process.

Film4Climate & Youth Unstoppable at Cannes Film Festival

X-Ray Fashion VR at Venice International Film Festival

Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (FICG) Recap

Connect4Climate - COP23

directed, EDITED & filmed BY KAIA ROSE

I attended COP23, the annual climate summit, in Bonn as part of the World Bank delegation.  During the two weeks, I livestreamed sessions with a 2 camera set-up, filmed interviews and panels, moderated and presented sessions, photographed events, and edited videos to screen at various venues around Bonn.  Here is a sample of the work we produced during the 23rd Conference of the Parties.

Connect4Climate - #Uniting4Climate & the 72nd UN General Assembly

directed, EDITED & filmed BY KAIA ROSE

In the lead up and during COP 23, Connect4Climate is running a campaign where partners will share messages, host events and showcase climate solutions under the #Uniting4Climate hashtag.  This brought us to the UN for their 72nd General Assembly, where I spent a week at the #SDGMediaZone filming both the panels in the tent and interviewing the inspiring participants and attendees.

Connect4Climate - #All4theGreen Week Bologna & UN Ocean Week New York

directed, EDITED & filmed BY KAIA ROSE

During the first week of June, half of the Connect4Climate team was in Bologna for #All4theGreen week while I was at the United Nations in New York with the rest of the team to film the UN Ocean Conference.  Over five days, I filmed panel sessions, interviewed high-level speakers & created calls-to-action that were sent over to the team in Bologna to spur action at the meeting of the G7 Environment Ministers.  We created over 40 videos from this event alone, many of them I edited at the UN in between grabbing my camera to film events.

This overview video is hosted on the World Bank Youtube channel and was screened at the UN as part of Italy's presentation on their SDG progress.

Connect4Climate - Sustainable Energy for All Forum 2017

directed, EDITED & filmed BY KAIA ROSE

As a consultant for Connect4Climate at the World Bank, I filmed the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Brooklyn.  We produced almost 30 videos from the 3 day conference varying from interviews with high-level presenters such as the president of the UN General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson and former president of Ireland Mary Robinson, to panel highlights featuring such people as Christiana Figueres, Michael Bloomberg and Rachel Kyte.

Climate Countdown - Carbon Pricing

directed & edited BY KAIA ROSE

This episode from my web-series Climate Countdown, which maps out the ecology of climate solutions, won Best Short Film on Carbon Pricing from the World Bank as part of their Film4Climate competition.  It has gone on to win awards at Lake View International Film Festival and Barbados Independent Film Festival and was chosen as an official selection at five other festivals around the world.  There are 15 episodes in season 1 and we are currently in pre-production for season 2.

The People's Climate March

directed, EDITED & filmed BY KAIA ROSE

200,000 people descended on Washington, DC for the People's Climate March on April 29th, 2017 and I wanted to capture this momentous event.  Some of the footage I filmed this day was picked up by Japanese broadcaster NHK for use in their 2-part climate series Zero Carbon Ahead.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Promo

directed, edited & filmed by kaia rose

Headed up by renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilzes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development.  I attended their 2015 leadership council in Paris to interview such climate leaders as Jeff Sachs, Johan Rockström and Teresa Ribera, which I then used to create a short promo for the organization.

Columbia University Coalition for Sustainable Development (CUCSD) - Next Generation Nuclear Power: The Solution to Climate Change?

directed, edited & filmed by kaia rose

I filmed CUCSD's event at Columbia University on April 8th, 2015 on the potential of Nuclear Power 2.0 as a solution to climate change.  This video of Bill Nye the Science Guy's keynote speech has received over 30,000 views on Youtube.